321 Reed McDonald Building
Ph: 979-845-7048

Mailing Address:
Department of Chemistry Texas A&M University
P.O. Box 30012
College Station, TX 77843-3012

Shipping Address:
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Texas A&M University
580 Ross Street
College Station, TX 77843-3255



Prof. John A. Gladysz -- Research Personnel -- Office Personnel

Prof. John A. Gladysz
Distinguished Professor
Dow Chair in Chemical Invention

318 Reed McDonald
Office: (979) 845-1399
Mobile: (979) 204-7027
Fax: (979) 845-5629

Assistant: Stephanie Modrall
(979) 845-7048


Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1974-1982
  • Associate Professor, University of Utah, 1982-1985
  • Professor, University of Utah, 1985-1998
  • Professor Ordinarius (Chair, Organic Chemistry), Friedrich-Alexander-Universitt Erlangen-Nrnberg (Germany), 1998-2007
  • Distinguished Professor and Dow Chair in Chemical Invention, Texas A&M University, 2008-


  • Gas Research Institute, Panel Member; New Directions, Chicago, Illinois,
    Basic Research on Coal Gasification,1979-1980
  • G.D. Searle & Company, Consultant on Pharmaceutical Synthesis, Chicago,
    Illinois, High Pressure/Organometallic Methods,1980-1981
  • Procter & Gamble Company, Consultant for Corporate Technology
    Cincinnati, Ohio,Division, Miami Valley Laboratory, 1983-1985
  • Monsanto Corporation, Consultant for Polymer Products, Springfield
    Massachusetts Division, 1984-1986
  • Union Camp Corporation, Consultant for Terpene Products, Princeton,
    New Jersey Division, 1988-1989
  • Exxon Research & Engineering, Consultant for Corporate Research           
    Annandale, New Jersey, Laboratories, 1993-1998
  • Kimberly Clark Corporation, Consultant for New Technologies
    Roswell, Georgia Division, 1997-1998
  • 3M Corporation, Consultant for Fluorocarbon Products, Minneapolis
    Minnesota Division, 1998-1999
  • Rhodia (Rhône-Poulenc) Corporation, Consultant for Catalysis Division
    Lyon (Saint-Fons), France, 1999-2001
  • Total/Fina/Elf,Consultant for Polyolefin Division, Paris, France
    Seneffe,Belgium, 2002-2005
  • Edwards Nanoscience, Consultant for Oxidation Technologies
    Houston, Texas, 2009-2011
  • Terrabon, Inc., Consultant for Biofuels Processing
    Bryan, Texas, 2011-2012

Professional Service

  • Editor-in-Chief, Organometallics, 2010-2014
  • Associate Editor, Chemical Reviews, 1984-2010
  • Editorial Board Member,Organometallics, 1990-1992
  • Co-PI, NSF Organometallic Workshop, 1991-1993
  • Editorial Board Member, Bulletin de la Socit Chimique de France, 1992-1997
  • Member, NIH Medicinal Chemistry (A) Study Section, 1995-1999
  • Chair (Vice Chair), Organometallic Chemistry Gordon Conference, 1996 (1995)
  • Editorial Board Member, Sheffield Academy Press, Postgraduate Chemistry Series, 1998-2012
  • International Advisory Board Member, Encyclopedia of Catalysis (Wiley; I. Horvath, Ed.), 1999-2003
  • Advisory Board Member, Max Planck Institute, 1999-2005
  • Editorial Board Member, New Journal of Chemistry, 2001-2012
  • Editorial Board Member, ACS Catalysis, 2011-2013
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2017-
  • Guest Professor, Rheinisch-Westfällische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University), 2018-2019

Professional Awards and Honors

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1980-1984
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 1980-1985
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 1988
  • University of Utah Distinguished Research Award, 1992
  • American Chemical Society Award in Organometallic Chemistry, 1994
  • von Humboldt Foundation Research Award for Senior Scientists, 1995-1996
  • Who's Who in the World, 2002-
  • Lady Davis Professorship, Technion - Israel Institut of Technology, 2003-2004
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004
  • International Fluorous Technologies Award, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society (inaugural 2009 class), 2009
  • Texas A&M Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, 2013
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Organometallic Chemistry, 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014
  • Texas A&M Foundation Partner in Philanthropy Faculty Award, 2017

Professional Societies and Organizations

  • American Chemical Society, 1970-
  • The Chemical Society, 1974-
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1975-
  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, 1997-
  • Advisory Board, International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), 2005-2017
  • Advisory Board, International Symposium on Fluorous Technologies (ISOFT), 2005-2020


  • Family Details [link]
  • Wife - Dr. Janet Bluemel [link]
  • Mother - Margean A. Gladysz [link]
  • Father - Edward M. Gladysz
  • Crow's Nest Ranch
    • Directions [pdf]
    • Oil well [link under construction]
    • Depth schematic, July 2010 [pdf]
    • Drilling team, July 2010 [pdf]

Biographical Sketch

John A. Gladysz is a native of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area, and obtained his B.S. degree from the University of Michigan (1971) and his Ph.D degree from Stanford University (1974) with E. E. van Tamelen. He subsequently held appointments at UCLA (Assistant Professor, 1974-1982), the University of Utah (Associate Professor and Professor, 1982-1998), and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany (Professor Ordinarius, 1998-2007). He then assumed the Dow Chair in Chemical Invention at Texas A&M University, where he is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry.

Gladysz received an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award in 1988, the University of Utah Distinguished Research Award in 1992, the ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry in 1994, the International Fluorous Technologies Award in 2007, the Texas A&M Distinguished Achievement Award in Research in 2013, and the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Organometallic Chemistry in 2013. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society in the inaugural year, 2009, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2013.

From June 1984 through July 2010, he served as the Associate Editor of Chemical Reviews. He then succeeded Dietmar Seyferth as the Editor in Chief of Organometallics, a position he held until January 2015.

Gladysz has authored over 500 scientific papers and 75 patents and editorials. His research spans a wide range of problems in the general areas of synthetic and mechanistic organometallic chemistry and catalysis. He and his wife (Janet Blümel, also a chemist) live on the Crow's Nest Ranch, which consists of 140 acres (57 hectares) seven miles east of Texas A&M.

Personal/Family Biography [Link]

Young John Gladysz [Link]

Miscellaneous Past [Link]

Musical Endeavors [Link]